Argosy University Online Reviews

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Avg. time to find work: N/A (not working or went back to school)
% career related to degree: 33%
Average reviewer salary: $20,000

Argosy University Online's Top-Rated Degree Programs

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Forensic Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $20,000 % Degree Helped Career 33%
Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 0%
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Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 50%

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Student Reviews

The Lawsuits Say It ALL
Burnt Toast -
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010
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Just the facts: Admissions people said that the degree was in the process of being approved by the American Psychological Association. Admissions people said that most graduates find jobs within six weeks of graduation. In fact the degree is not recognized by any entity--psychology degrees are doctoral only in all 51 jurisdictions. The program graduates less than 1 in ten students and less than one in twenty ever find work in the field. The work can be aced by following a rubric, it is important to use the rubric since most of your instructors will visit the classroom only to grade materials. Do not expect your posts or papers to be read so really you do not need to put much work into them. Most posts are just personal opinions. Oh the citations and the APA style stuff. After the first couple of weeks you can just make up citations if in fact the instructor even notices. I became suspicious of the school and began investigation my instructors. Two of them did not even have bachelor degrees. You get the gist--anybody can get in, anybody who can do an hour or two per week graduates, everybody gets huge loans, and nobody finds jobs.

Avoid Argosy
Lewis Nolan -
Degree: Counseling Psychology
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I began attending this online school as a way of avoiding commuting to a state university. I thought, perhaps, working on my degree online would just as good as going to traditional university. I dropped out after four classes when it became very clear that the majority of students I was in class with had the critical thinking skills, and writing skills of eight grade students. Also, the "teachers" were essentially non-existent. I would submit papers and a few days latter - I would have an "A" provided in my record. Other students would write about their personal lives and clearly did not read the course material. It was an intellectual waste land. As part of the degree program, I also had to attend a "residency". I was shocked to find that the three-day residency focused on writing skills which are taught in high school. I honestly wish I could write a review about how challenging and exciting it was to attend Argosy. Unfortunately, the school did not provide that.

Review By Sierra
Degree: Psychology, Other
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I have had nothing but support from my academic and financial advisors since enrolling. All of my calls and emails are responded to the same day, and my teacher emails or calls me every week to ask how I am doing and If I need any help with the coursework. Any school is going to have its problems, and yes, I am aware of Argosy's low graduation rate, but after reading these reviews I can see why. Looking into this school I knew that because it was a "private" school there would be out of pocket expenses involved, and the financial department has been great about helping me work out an affordable payment plan. The thing about private schools is they have to pay for EVERYTHING with the money they receive from students. They aren't fully funded by the government like Community Colleges are. So you are going to see higher tuition prices no matter which one you choose. With online classes you are expected to do the majority of learning yourself. Even teach yourself at times. The teachers are there to guide you. In my online classes at Anoka Ramsey Community College I had to study my textbook and outside resources on my own, then answer questions posed to me by my teacher to assess what I had learned. An online driven curriculum is a STUDENT driven curriculum. The quality of the education is determined by the student. I would only recommend Argosy, or any private school, to those who are self-motivated. If you need someone to hold your hand and walk you through everything, go to a community college.

Review By Psychology Student
Degree: Psychology, Other
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I just started at Argosy, I haven't any complaints. I transferred to Argosy andvit was the best decision I made in my life. You have to work hard doing online classes, it sounds to me the people that have given this school a bad review didn't. I only have good things to say about this school.

Easy programs, overpriced tuition
Skyler King -
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2012
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The school was very easy - I chose to go there because of free tuition.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would pursue the MBA program this time as I think it is more beneficial

What advice can you offer other students?

To avoid for-profit schools - I used to work at one and I advise students to STAY AWAY!

Argosy University Sucks!!!
Sherrice Hodge -
Degree: Human Resources
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Before I start, let me just say that I'm currently enrolled at Argosy University with a 3.81 GPA, so I'm not a student that is failing and wants to bash the school. My issue with the school is the lack of knowledge that the instructors have in a specific area. If I'm taking a course in Business Information Systems, then I expect to have an instructor that is specialized in that field of study. I shouldn't have to beg instructors to do their job by making sure that I'm actually grasping the material presented before me. Every course that I have taken, I have had to teach myself the material. Why am I paying a school, if I'm just going to teach myself anyways. Heck, they should be paying me for going to this school. My academic counselor acts like she understands but it just seems like she's reading a script when it regards certain issues. Today, I had an instructor call me and basically tell me that until I achieve the level of education that she has, I shouldn't be critiquing her teaching technique. I guess the instructors feel that they are superior to their students. Today was definitely the last straw for me with this school. After this course ends, I will not continue my education at this school. If you're considering this school, please, please do your research. Try and find students that have attended or are currently enrolled and ask them about their experience. Ask what degree they are pursuing, what GPA do they have, ask about the instructors style of teaching, and most importantly make sure that the school's accreditation meets your requirement just in case you have to transfer to another school.

Argosy University
Educational Leadership Student -
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2012
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Argosy University is an accredited university, with excellent faculty and academic standards of excellence. The univeristy offers online, blended and hybrid degrees in management, psychology, education, criminal justice, and other professional degrees, and has an undergraduate degree program. The university programs are designed for busy professionals, teachers, professors and others looking for a flexible, credible degree that opens many doors: promotion, professional development, job opportunities, etc.

Argosy is run by a close community of dedicated educators with impressive credentials in education and industry.

Argosy is a JOKE!
Education Student -
Degree: Education
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Argosy is nothing more than a joke! Take this as dogma from one who actually worked at this institution. This place cares naught about true education, its faculty, or its students. Your money and time will be wasted on a degree that very few institutions of higher education will accept.

Do yourself and your wallet/pocketbook a favor and find another more reputable university to acquire your degree. You will thank yourself for not going to Argosy!

Very Positive Experience
Monica -
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014
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I'm surprised at the negative comments about Argosy University. I am in my second year and have continued to have great experiences in all areas of my education process. It is unrealistic to expect perfection from every university and every person involved, and college tuition increases state wide 5 percent every year.

I have no complaints about my interaction with staff and instructors-in fact, they have gone to great lengths to support and encourage me. I made the right decision when I chose Argosy University, and I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to further their education.

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Degree: Finance
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This school has change my life. I am so happy.

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